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Sony PS4/PS3 Gold Wireless Stereo Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Awesome! makes even old games new again! 04/10/2015

This review is from: Sony PS4/PS3 Gold Wireless Stereo Headset

Pros: On screen notifications of mute etc. This headset can also utilize the custom settings provided by the Sony headset companion app available free in the PSN store. No third party headset has access to these features.Great sound and mic quality. 7 customer features in all. Plug and play pure wireless beauty.

Cons: This headset has so may features you have to read the directions. Be sure to put them on so the controls are on the left ear or you will get complaints about your mic quality as it does face front even though its hidden. A lot to understand but a lot to play with!

Other Thoughts: Where do I start...I love them!
I am not an audiophile who parses sound quality no one can hear or differentiate but these just sound great! There are 7 custom controls on the headset. Volume, chat/game volume balance (wow so cool as you normally have to go 4 to 5 different pages in game and on XMB to balance these both) VSS virtual surround, mute, sidetone (which feeds a little of your mic back into your headset) the effect I can't explain here but it is a world of difference in its subtlety, and a separate button for a customized profile made my top game manufacturers just for their game! Way way way above the call of duty. I use to love playing with the stereo in surround at full blast but this is even better (and easier to do when others are in the house who don't share your enthusiasm haha). I am 48 with a medium to largish melon (for reference) and they fit and feel great. They are comfortable for long multi-hour matches. The run for hours without a charge (rated at 8 but I have not played that long in one stretch yet). I love them so much I also bought one for my 13 year old who is more demanding on equipment and he loves the same features also. Fit him great also due to the adjustable position of the ear cups. They feel like real quality in your hand and on your head that harkens back to the quality Sony stereo equipment they are famous for dating back years. Oh and one of the nicest custom features, like the rest that could only be supplied on an OEM headset, is a pop up on screen showing all the settings of the headset when you press a button. Ever hit the mute button on a headset and actually not have it muted or aren't sure if it did? This pops up a notification that the mute is on or off along with the other settings mentioned above. No where else will you get this! Also compatible many devices including computers.
I'm off to explore the Destiny, Second Son, Watch Dogs and The Order custom profiles among others this weekend!

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MSI Gaming N760 TF 4GD5/OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Great value for the money!

Cons: Installation instructions were lacking any sort of detail. Had to research internet blogs for challenges I came across.

Other Thoughts: Gotta remember, this is a mid range card in price but it pushes upper middle for quality in gameplay. I bought this card for one reason, to play battlefield 4. My built in Radeon 7650 would technically play the game on low settings in a small window but I wanted more. Not that much more that I was willing to spend $500 to $1000 on a card. This n760 was a great compromise. I can now run full screen at 1920x1080 (using the old HD 3D 24" PlayStation TV) in high settings with 45-60 fps. I can turn on the built in OC and go to ultra setting but the fps drops 30-39 in full large conquest maps. But that is more than I expected. It really lets you see the game as it was intended to be played. Its fun to switch between the settings and see the different detail change. Its dramatic! The BF4 system test consistently rates it mediocre but that translated to 60fps at high...Ill take that for $299! Installation was a problem. The instructions consisted four pictures and a paragraph of text that was not helpful. Here is what you need to know: If you have certain win8 towers (mine is HP p7-1534) you get a blank screen when powering up after install. Took me 4 hours to test PSU, PCIe slot, cables etc. Turns out there is a bios setting in win 8 called secure boot that prohibits boot upon installation of some new hardware of which this is one. Digging though tons of blogs I found out about this. f10 at boot, security, secure boot turn off and also turn on legacy in same screen. problem solved. I also needed to upgrade the power supply, I went with EVGA 600B as it had the required 6 and 6+2 PCIe power cables as well as the additional power. Runs the card great for $60. The constant utilities and driver support from MSI/NVidia is always a selling point and it just looks awesome! Very please with the performance...MSI, get better install instructions with FAQ including win 8 secure boot and such known issues!
PS the HDMI will send the PC sound through to the monitor if you have built in speakers like mine. Just change the output device to the card in the mixer settings and set as default. DVI does not.

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Eric K.'s Profile

Display Name: Eric K.

Date Joined: 03/19/10

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  • First Review: 04/09/15
  • Last Review: 04/10/15
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